The only problem with this "enjoy" stuff for 2015 and slowing down on blogging is that I get even more far behind on things I want to document so I'm trying to catch up just a little this week.
But I guess since we just barely took down our kitchen "heart attack" (back HERE...I couldn't bring myself to take them down any earlier I love those things!), I guess it's a good time to wrap up that great holiday.
Oh boy I love having a day of LOVE mixed into the year.
I talked a little bit about
our my kids' Valentine's prep back HERE, but I forgot to include the pictures of Lucy's initial Valentine's card idea.
This is the front of the only card she made:
...and this is the back:
Are you trying to melt me with cuteness Lu?? I think since that one took so darn long she was more than happy to opt for the store-bought ones we bought instead :)
The day before the big day was a big, grand celebration for everyone at school. I mean, what's Valentine's Day for kids without school parties? I do not know.
I figured it was important enough to them that I should go surprise them at lunch.
...and head out with them to recess too.
Could not be more grateful for these darling friends.
We all were pretty happy about that little visit.
Grace and her friends came over after school to experiment with the new pizza recipe they learned at school that day.
I decided I better bite the bullet and do our traditional Valentine's sugar cookies too right alongside her.
I didn't plan much for Valentine's Day. (I'm still trying to adjust my "enjoyment" which means I'm not as prepared for things these days....which surprisingly still turns out ok.)
So cute Lucy poked her head into our bedroom that morning asking when it was time for our "pink pancakes." She had set the table all up for us and was wondering when I was going to put the little gifts I usually have into their cups (traditions hold I tell you!!)
And we whipped up our pink pancakes.
Lucy and Claire had also been working on a big Valentine's gift for me and Dave.
I was on-the-ball enough to buy my four girls some beautiful multi-colored roses.
It made me cry to read it. I'm just so grateful for these girls of mine and how different and unique they each are!!
Max was at volleyball so he missed out on breakfast AND the lunch we decided to take everyone out to. Dang it.
Luckily he loves that volleyball of his.
That night my own #1 Valentine surprised me with a take-out Thai food dinner on the back porch.
Sure love that "Love Day" and my "loves" that I get to be surrounded by every day.